Junior Wins State Department Scholarship

Coly Elhai (Henrico '15) has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Elhai will study Chinese in China for the summer. 

The NSLI-Y program provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y.

NSLI-Y is administered by American Councils for International Education in cooperation with AFS-USA, American Cultural Exchange Service, Americans Promoting Study Abroad, AMIDEAST, iEARN-USA, Legacy International, Russian American Foundation, and the University of Delaware. Applications for 2015-2016 NSLI-Y programs are expected to be available at www.nsliforyouth.org in the early fall. For information about U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange programs visit exchanges.state.gov.